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About us 
Many businesses in large distributed industries have a problem with stock being unwanted in one location and desired somewhere else. Takestock.com was created to be an online trading platform to make it easy for owners of stock to sell their unwanted items and to find a buyer efficiently rather than turning to scrap as an option. Takestock is initially focusing on the food manufacturing & agricultural sectors where £1bn & £4.5bn worth of food respectively is wasted each year in the UK alone.  

We are an eCommerce platform and believe the future solution to distributed unwanted stock is an e market place. That is why we do not advertise on behalf of brands, publish content or produce editorials for the trades we operate in. We focus on trading and helping you turn unwanted stock into cash. Takestock was set up by 3 founders who have a wide range of experience across multiple tech & food sectors. We think it is unacceptable that so much food is wasted each year in the UK and we intend to make an impact on that at Takestock.


Founding Team
Campbell Murray, CEO
Campbell is a seasoned tech sector executive with previous director level roles at Vodafone, Intuit & Bazaarvoice as well as Investor experience in a range of start ups. Campbell was on the first 'dragons den' panel at Wayra UK launch in 2012 and currently advises on the board of 5 hot tech start ups. 
He has, in all of these roles, been the challenger to the market status quo and loves nothing more than a disruptive game changing idea to develop into a scale business.
Campbell has multiple business qualification including an MBA from Henley and is married with 3 children. He loves Rugby (is an RFU Coach), out door sport and Flying (ex Military stuff mainly).

 Mike Bagshaw, Sales Director & Chief Customer Officer
Mike is a highly experience food ingredients specialist who has held a number of senior positions in the food industry in a career spanning almost 20 years.. He is the founder of ITS (International Taste Solutions Ltd) which is recognised as one of the fastest growing taste and texture companies in the world. Along with other successful investments in the food industry Mike is also the Chairman of the British Society of Baking which focuses on bringing the bakery industry together and helping students to realise careers in the industry. Mike has numerous food & business qualifications along with being an advocate of the University of Life. He believes that you never ever stop learning in the fast paced ever changing world we live in, so enjoy the ride!. Mike is married with 3 children and his hobbies include rugby, boxing and brewing beer as a craft brewer. Cheers!!

Brian Clarke, Industry Partner Director & Interim CFO.
Also Director of European Food Consultants Ltd. Brian has over 30 years of industrial and instore bakery experience including international consultancy work. He has a diverse industrial and retail knowledge with experience in general management technical, product and process development. With considerable knowledge of environmental issues and business turnaround. As the environmental director at one of the major bakery groups he recognised the potential and business opportunity if a trading platform was available for the wider food industry. Brian has represented the baking industry on organic standards at the Soil Association and previously a representative at the Federation of Bakers and sat on the CCFRA bread and cereal technical advisory panel. He was also one of the lead contributors to a DEFRA Link funded 5 year research project. Experienced at working at MD and board level in major food companies. He has a passion for food and reducing waste. Main interest are golf and travel, mentoring senior management and business acquisitions. Although semi retired he has no plans to sit around and also way searching for business opportunities.